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Nisar tells India to stop daydreaming

ISLAMABAD: Reacting strongly on controversial remarks of Indian state minister, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Pakistani security forces are fully capable to respond and avert to any foreign aggression. In a statement issued here Wednesday, Nisar said that it should be clear to India that Pakistan is not Myanmar. “Indian leaders should stop…

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June 10, 2015


Don't be afraid of Russia, Putin tells West

MOSCOW: Russia is not a threat to the West, President Vladimir Putin insisted in an interview published on Saturday, saying he was still committed to a Ukraine peace deal after a fresh flare-up in the country's east. “I would like to say – there's no need to be afraid of Russia,” Putin told Italian newspaper…

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June 6, 2015


India tells bureaucrats to stretch with yoga-loving PM

NEW DELHI: He has already nixed their long lunches and complimentary golf club memberships. Now India's famously ascetic prime minister is seeking to whip the country's top bureaucrats into shape by making them join him for early-morning yoga. Senior civil servants have received letters asking them to join a mass yoga session being led by…

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May 29, 2015


'Know your place', Turkey's Erdogan tells New York Times

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the New York Times of meddling in Turkey's affairs with a critical editorial, angrily telling the US daily to “know your place”. In a growing controversy over media rights in Turkey ahead of June 7 legislative polls, Erdogan blasted an “impolite” editorial in the New York Times…

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May 25, 2015


I stand by my words, Mirza tells JIT

MACHH: Former worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Saulat Mirza, who is facing the noose in triple homicide case, says he stands by his previous remarks about the party leadership, Samaa reported. The death row prisoner who is scheduled to be executed on April 30 in Balochistan’s Machh jail said this before a Joint Interrogation…

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April 16, 2015


Defeat can be blessing in disguise, Imran tells angry fans

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, Sunday suggested the cricket fans not to get depressed over Pakistan’s defeat against India in Adelaide Oval. The statement comes hours after Pakistan suffered a humiliating defeat from its arch-rival India in their opening World Cup game. It was Pakistan’s sixth consecutive defeat against India in a World Cup match….

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February 15, 2015


Zardari slams door on 'suspected defectors'

LAHORE: Looking down upon Imran Khan as a politician devoid of political vision, Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday bawled out at his party’s ‘suspected future defectors’, who were likely flapping their wings to fly to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) camp, Samaa reported. “Be my guest, if you want to part ways with…

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December 2, 2014


Rashid bigger liar than Hitler’s minister: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central leader Asad Umar Sunday claimed that Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid tells more lies than the Hitler’s minister for information. “Whenever Mughal-e-Azam comes into power he makes peoples life miserable,” said Asad Umar while referring to the incumbent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Addressing the PTI participants in Islamabad, he said…

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November 30, 2014


Don’t worry, obey law: Rashid tells Khan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is wasting time of his own and other people. Talking in Samaa's program 'Awaaz', Rashid that Khan doesn’t need to worry about anything if he abides by the law during November 30 public rally at D-Chowk. “The whole nation watched…

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November 24, 2014


Five PTI demands accepted, Dar tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Wednesday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) put forth six demands, of which the government accepted five demands except the one of the prime minister’s resignation. The government upholding the decision of the parliament decided that the prime minister would not resign, Dar said while taking the parliament into confidence over…

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September 10, 2014


Talks may resume today, Sarwar tells PM

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar held a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and briefed him about the contacts that he made with the political leaders in a bid to defuse prevailing political crisis. The governor informed the prime minister that dialogue process with the protesting parties is likely to be restored today.

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August 22, 2014


Qureshi tells PTI MPs to submit resignations

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday asked his party’s lawmakers to submit their resignations with Imran Khan which will be used at an opportune time, Samaa reported. Talking media representatives here, Shah Mehmood Qureshi warned the government not to create hurdles in the way of PTI’s planned ‘Azadi March’ in Islamabad on…

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July 28, 2014


Gaza girl tells heartbreaking tale

A journalist could not hold back his tears after speaking to Fatima, a Palestinian girl who has lost her parents, brothers and sisters in Israeli bombing on Gaza.

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July 22, 2014


Match-fixer Vincent tells of bat attack fears

WELLINGTON: Disgraced former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent said Thursday his match-fixing boss threatened him with a cricket bat after an attempt to rig a game backfired, costing crooked bookies a fortune. Vincent, who received a life ban from cricket this week after admitting to fixing, said the incident occurred in 2008 during a match…

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July 3, 2014


Warne tells Cook to stop being 'boring'

LONDON: Australia great Shane Warne has told England captain Alastair Cook to expect more defeats if he sticks with the “boring” approach he adopted during the 5-0 Ashes defeat in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. A much-changed England face Sri Lanka in the first of two Tests at Lord's on Thursday — their first…

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June 11, 2014


Crimea vote fully legal, Putin tells Obama

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama on Sunday the referendum on Crimea joining Russia was fully legal, but the two leaders also agreed to work together to find ways out of the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin said. The telephone conversation between Putin and Obama, which the Kremlin said were held at the…

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March 16, 2014


Italy tells India handling of marines case could hurt EU ties

ROME/NEW DELHI: Italy warned on Monday that India's relations with the European Union would be seriously damaged if New Delhi decides to use strict anti-piracy laws to try two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen during a security operation in 2012.The sharply worded warning from Prime Minister Enrico Letta came as authorities in India…

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February 10, 2014


“We are not Taliban”, Bilawal tells the world

Staff ReportKARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that that he wanted to make it clear that we are not Taliban, SAMAA reports on Monday.In an interview, Bilawal said that becoming prime minister of Pakistan is not his aim. “My aim is to have a PPP victory in the 2018 election. It’s five…

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February 3, 2014


Erdogan tells Turkish ambassadors to spread word of 'treacherous' plot

ANKARA: Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan ordered his ambassadors to redouble efforts in “telling the truth” to allies that a graft investigation shaking Ankara was nothing other than a treacherous plot to sabotage Turkey's international standing.The graft investigation emerged on Dec. 17 with the detention of dozens of people including businessmen close to the government and…

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January 15, 2014


India tells US to close embassy club; anger exposes flaws in ties

NEW DELHI: India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row between the two nations that has brought faultlines in their ties out in the open.Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its deputy consul in New York last…

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January 8, 2014


TV's 'Domestic Goddess' Nigella tells UK court she took cocaine

LONDON: Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson told a court she had taken cocaine several times including when being subjected to “intimate terrorism” by her millionaire ex-husband Charles Saatchi, in the latest dramatic twist in a trial that has gripped Britain.A well-known TV star and author in Britain and the United States, Lawson also told the court…

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December 4, 2013